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Weber Lecture to Focus on Sermons that Find Common Ground Across Divides

Bethlehem, Pa., February 27, 2006— Author and professor Barbara Lundblad will present the annual Weber Memorial Lecture program on Thursday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Prosser Auditorium, Moravian College. Lundbald’s talk, “Searching for Common Ground: Preaching across the Divides,” will address the difficulties pastors face when trying to write sermons that appeal to groups on opposite ends of the political, social, and economic spectra. She will pay particular attention to finding commonalities between all members of a congregation and the outside world. Registration is scheduled from 9 to 9:30 a.m., to be followed by the lecture, a luncheon break at noon, and continuation of the lecture. The Weber Lectures are held annually by Moravian Theological Seminary. Admission is free and the public is welcome

Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle associate professor of preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She taught previously at Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and the Doctor of Ministry program of the Chicago Association of Theological Schools. In 2000, she gave Yale’s Beecher Lecture. Lundblad is the author of Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change, which is available from Abingdon Press.

The sons of Rev. Christian O. Weber and his wife, Dorothy Pfohl Weber established the Weber Memorial Lectures in 1950 in memory of their parents. Prosser Auditorium is located in the Haupert Union Building of the Moravian College’s Main Street Campus. For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at Moravian Theological Seminary at (610) 861-1519.